Mother's Day Cards Stitched with Love
This Mother's Day, make your mom a homemade Mother's Day card she will treasure forever. These two card designs are very easy and will only take you about an hour to make. Using your sewing machine to add accent stitching will give your card an extra homemade touch.
- Blank greeting card
- Scrapbooking paper with floral pattern
- Two coordinating solid colored pieces of scrapbooking paper
- Creme or white colored paper
- Coordinating ribbon
- "Mother's Day" rubber stamp
- Floral rubber stamp
- Ink pad
- Paper cutter
- Glue stick
- Glue dots
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
Note: For my cards I chose yellow daisies for my floral print and gold, brown, and white for my coordinating papers. My ribbon was light brown with dark brown polka dots and I chose gold ink for my rubber stamps and gold thread for my accent stitching.
This card will open horizontally. Cut a piece of the floral print paper to fit the front of the greeting card, and glue it in place. For the left hand side of the card, cut a white piece of paper into the shape of a small rectangle (horizontal) and stamp "Happy Mother's Day" in the center*. Mat this piece with slightly larger rectangles of the two coordinating solid colored pieces of scrapbook paper. With your sewing machine, stitch along the inside of the white rectangle**.
For the right hand side of the card, cut a white piece of paper into the shape of a slightly larger rectangle (vertical) and stamp your floral stamp in the center. Mat this piece with the same two coordinating solid colored pieces of scrapbook paper. With your sewing machine, stitch along the inside of the white rectangle.
* You can vary the sizes and orientations of the rectangles depending upon the sizes of your rubber stamps.
** Before you begin stitching, practice on scratch paper first. You may need to adjust the tension to stitch on paper.
Arrange the two rectangles next to each other on the card, slightly angled away from each other, and glue in place.
Cut a piece of ribbon the width of the card. Glue in place with glue dots about an inch from the bottom of the card. Cut another piece of ribbon and tie into small bow. Use a couple of glue dots to glue the bow near the right end of the other ribbon, about an inch from the right hand side of the card.
This card will also open horizontally. Cut a piece of the solid colored scrapbook paper to fit the front of the card, and glue it in place. Cut a slightly smaller piece of the floral scrapbook paper, center it, and glue in place.
For the center of the card, cut a small horizontal rectangle from white paper. Stamp "Happy Mother's Day" in the center of the white rectangle. Glue this piece onto a slightly larger piece of coordinating solid colored paper. Use sewing machine to stitch along the inside of the white rectangle.
Center this piece in the center of the card and glue in place.
Cut two pieces of ribbon to fit the height and width of the floral paper. Using glue dots, secure one ribbon vertically about a half inch from the right side of the floral paper. Secure other ribbon horizontally about half inch from the top edge of the floral paper. Cut another piece of ribbon and tie into a small bow. Use a couple of glue dots to secure the bow at the intersection of the other two ribbons.
Happy Mother's Day!
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom of five. For scrapbooking, card making, gift-giving ideas, and more family memory-making activities, visit http://www.creativehomemaking.com.
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